The road to Flamingo opened Saturday, Oct. 7th. My son and I fished Flamingo today, Monday Oct. 9th. The damage from Irma is evident when you get past West Lake. Lots of trees down and a lot of salt water from Florida Bay on the south side of the road. We launched on the Buttonwood canal ramp and ran all the way to the Shark River, passing the recycling bin from the marina store a few miles up the canal. A lot of markers are down in Whitewater Bay. The Snook fishing was very good at the mouths of the rivers. We caught 15 slot size fish and another 5 smaller fish. Snook fishing is always good for several weeks after a hurricane. We did not find one Redfish anywhere. We fished south down the coast and then went through Lake Ingram. The markers are almost all there. Then we ran east to Snake Bight. The back of Snake Bight channel is no longer a channel. The storm dumped a ton of mud in there. There was not a lot of debris in the water in our 70 mile trip. The Marina store and rest rooms are pretty much trashed, but the ramps are fine. Lots of mud everywhere around the parking and ramp areas. It will take months to get Flamingo back in shape, but in the meantime, the ramps are all usable.